Buddhism was the impetus for the Arts of Shinto. Arriving in Japan in the 6th century CE with its scriptures, statues, sutras and tenets, the ruling clans supported both beliefs, but found it necessary to create images of Shinto deities and guardian figures in order to support both faiths.
The Japanese people revered nature, its beauty and wonder and ferocity. In adoration and explanation of it, Shintoism was held within the soul of all people, and found physical manifestation beginning in the 9th century.
The Shinto Redux show at Carole Davenport in New York is an abbreviated version of the March 2020 Asian Art week exhibition which was interrupted by the pandemic.
Carole Davenport is now showing wonderful examples of guardian lions and deity sculptures and related works by appointment for one week only.
Call in advance, wear your mask. We will supply various hand wipes. We look forward to seeing you near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Call 646 249 8500.
131 east 83 st. Suite 7D
New York, N.Y. 10028, New York
About Carole Davenport
Established in 1980, Carole Davenport has been a private dealer in Japanese and other Asian art. Public shows are held twice a year. Arts of Pacific Asia and the Haughton Fairs were among her venues. Collectors, museums, and dealers from around the world are among her client base.